7.1.08

Mary Mediatrix of All Graces

Mary Mediatrix of All Graces

Fr. Chad Ripperger, FSSP, professor of Dogmatic and Moral Theology at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, teaches the essential role of Mary to our salvation. (It is available via Sensus Traditionis; the files are not free, but "penanceware", which means you are asked to offer up some form of penance for Fr. Ripperger's intentions each time you download or link to his talks.) I found this bit interesting:

Because God has willed it, the Blessed Virgin is all the more necessary for men to attain their final end. St. Louis tells us, "Consequently, we should not place devotion to her on the same level as devotion to other saints, as if it were merely something optional. Since all the grace which you receive comes from Our Lady, your salvation therefore ultimately depends on Her, and therefore you shall not enter Heaven without a devotion to Her, either developed in this life, or in the next life in Purgatory, when your dependence on her as mediatrix of all grace will have become absolutely clear.

Père Laurent Demets, FSSP, a French priest serving in Arkansas, whose blog can be found at De Fide Catholica;

Rorate Caeli, a group blog on all things Catholic and traditionalist; and

Gesta Dei per Francos, whose description reads:
Si vous aimez la France, si vous n'avez pas oublié qu'elle n'est pas née en 1789 mais qu'elle est l'oeuvre de huit siècle de monarchie avec ses hauts et ses bas, si vous n'êtes pas de ceux qui crachent sur notre histoire, si vous êtes catholique respectueux du magistère de l'Eglise au lieu de prôner le mariage des prêtres, l'ordination des femmes, ou si vous n'êtes pas catholique mais simplement épris des valeurs élevées qui fondent une civilisation et un peuple alors soyez les bienvenus.

Translation: If you love France, if you haven't forgotten that she was not born in 1789 but that she is the work of eight centuries of monarchy with its highs and its lows, if you are not of those who spit on our history, if you are a Catholic respectful of the Magisterium of the Church instead of praising the marriage of priests, the ordination of women, or if you are not Catholic but simply infatuated with the exalted values that found a civilization and a people, then you are most welcome here.

From laudem gloriae 3 January 2008

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